Bachelor in Latin American studies, Spanish, anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Juris Doctor, Tulane University, New Orleans.
He had previously served on the board of the Dallas Independent School District. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Tulane University Law School. In college, Anchia triple-majored in Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Anthropology.
Anchia is married to Marissa.
They have two daughters, Sofia and Maia. Anchia was first elected in 2004.
Anchia is the vice-chair of the Urban Affairs Committee, and also serves on the International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. He has also served as the Vice-Chair of the Pensions, Investments, and Financial Institutions Committee and served on the Land and Resource Management Committee.
Anchia is a supporter of new urbanism and finding a balance between fossil fuels and renewable energy.
Anchia is also an attorney with the law firm Haynes & Boone Limited Liability Partnership.
Former member board trustees Dallas Indiana Sch District. Member of National Association Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (national chairman 2006-2009, board directors).
Married Marissa Anchia. Children: Sofia, Maia.